2017 Ward Letters

My July 30 Ward Letter discusses the utility road work around President and University Avenues, and an upcoming meeting to discuss the Olney Street bicycle lane.

My July 23 Ward Letter discusses the infrastructure bond, the State budget impasse and a proposed bicycle path on Olney Street.

My July 9 letter discusses the State budget impasse, the Ward 3 primary election and a child safety issue at the Kizirian Elementary School.

My July 2 letter discusses ethics and good government reforms, and the need to pass an infrastructure bond.

My June 25 Ward Letter discusses the State budget, ethics reform and the infrastructure bond.

My June 18 letter discusses the City budget, improving Greater Kennedy Plaza and open government reforms.

My June 11 letter discusses the City’s operating and capital budgets, and the abandonment of zoning variances.

My June 4 letter discusses police-community relations and “good government” reform.

My May 28 letter discusses ethics reform, police-community relations and PVD Fest.

My May 21 letter discusses Councilman Aponte’s resignation as City Council President and the proposed suboxone office.

My May 14 letter discusses the indictment of Council President Aponte, “good government” legislation and addressing underground gas leaks.

My May 7 letter discusses today’s road race, the Ward 3 recall and the City’s pension deficit.

On May 7 the City will hold a road race that affects the Blackstone Boulevard neighborhood.  You can read about race and how to adjust to it in this Update.

My April 30 letter discusses the Community Safety Act and the neighborhood meeting to discuss the suboxone office.

My April 23 Letter discusses Monday’s community meeting and the Community Safety Act.

My April 16 letter discusses a community meeting on suboxone and infrastructure and the City Council’s reduced work product.

My April 9 letter discusses the failed City Council special meetings, the education summit and the importance of Presidential credibility.

My April 2 letter discusses the Ward 3 recall election, and a community meeting to review the suboxone office and the City’s proposed infrastructure bond.

My March 19 letter discusses the recall election, the infrastructure bond and the 5-year School Department budget.

My March 12 letter discusses the School Dept. budget, taxation of colleges and hospitals and recall election in Ward 3.

My March 5 letter discusses the City’s current years budget, 5-year projected budget and capital budget.

My February 26 letter discusses the City’s trash and recycling program.

My February 19 Ward Letter discusses the School Department budget, closing  a zoning law loophole, State law to limit the resale of Providence water and President Trump’s executive order banning travel by certain groups.

My February 5 letter discusses the resale of Providence water, the School Department budget and the proposed suboxone office.

My January 29 Ward Letter discusses three meetings, and the City’s regulation of water purchased by one municipality for resale to another one.

My January 22 letter discusses the proposed suboxone office and the “wholesale” distribution of Providence water.

My January 15 letter offers a mid-term assessment of City government.

My January 8 letter discusses the fire fighters’ contract, the School Department budget and the administration’s 5-year budget.

My January 1 letter discusses the location of Fire Department facilities and the School Department budget.